Why is my Gift Important?
Like your gift of time, energy, and expertise, your financial contribution is a valuable way of participating in the life of your Yearly Meeting. Personal philanthropy has been a characteristic of Quaker life for centuries. Your gift continues this tradition of community-building by Friends, for Friends.
Direct support from households within the BYM community is an important component of our annual income. It is also a practical means for sharing in the financial care of the Yearly Meeting.
If each of the households within Baltimore Yearly Meeting supported BYM to the best of their ability, we’d ensure a solid financial foundation for our programs and activities, and have the means to respond to unanticipated needs or special opportunities that may arise.
May I make my gift anonymously?
Certainly! Actually, all gifts to BYM are anonymous – our donors’ names are never published in any written source, and donor information is kept confidential.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes. BYM is a registered nonprofit organization in the state of Maryland, and is recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). When you make a gift, you’ll receive an acknowledgment letter that includes a gift receipt for tax purposes.
Your gift to BYM, no matter what size, is an important philanthropic investment in the future of the Society of Friends.